The amount of data that is generated increases every year. This immense growth applies to all types of data. The demand for a form of data storage that can keep up with this rate of growth is also increasing at roughly the same rate. All organisations in the public and private sectors will inevitably have to decide whether their data should be stored locally, in the Cloud, or in external data centres.
In most cases, the decision will be part of a strategy that that will externalise more than just the organisation’s data. Other parts of the IT systems – infrastructure, applications – can also be outsourced. The right data centre, and also the right migration path, are essential choices.